Hi -- we are have the difficulty now at Ft. Hood that I have seen posted here in the past... looks like it is the same problem others were having several years ago at Ft. Hood getting children registered at CYS for sports or childcare.
We were just at Ft. Bragg --- and did have a bit of an issue getting the exemption, but got it after my husband --- a chaplain himself had to get ANOTHER chaplain to write a letter-- and my son was thus allowed to play hockey.
Ok, well that lasted for only a few months, we got unexpected orders and now at Ft. Hood. Of course there is not system wide cooperation/ that would be too sensible.... lol... we are on hold waiting of a "decision". Yes, like the previous posts, we have heard different things, one of which was that they were not accepting religious exemptions but when pushed then they were trying to push back asking for info on our religion and the arguments against the vaccinations. DH has informed admin personnel and the "health nurse" that they are "not qualified" to have such a discussion on theological matters with him. He is a senior chaplain, btw, and now it has become more than our personal fight through red tape. If it becomes a legal battle, I will step in, though right now I am letting him handle this through military channels. He has demanded an answer/ meeting with the person who has authority to grant the exception -- but they are apparently all in a seminar out of town this week. So, this is not just for our personal situation but to make this right for others that may be having problems. I would like to know who you are-- if you know others in this community (Ft. Hood) who have been adversely effected (ie not even trying to use base programs). I am new to posting on this site, so I don't know if I can put contact info? You can email me personally or reach my husband who would be happy to hear your situation -- and be your advocate. His email: firstname.lastname@example.org